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  • noun Plural form of chronometer.


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  • Three hundred years ago, the best clocks in the world were made in London and were called chronometers.

    The Black Madonna

  • Besides the cumbrous moneys, they carried several boxes of instruments, such as chronometers, air thermometers, sextant, and artificial horizon, boxes containing clothes, medicines, and personal necessaries.

    How I Found Livingstone

  • They used to fill the craft's holds from the cargo of the captured vessel; take any money or valuables, such as chronometers, that might be aboard; all firearms, gunpowder and implements of warfare had to be given up; and a squad of armed pirates covered their comrades who were operating for the benefit of the whole.

    The Shellback's Progress In the Nineteenth Century

  • By Tompion's death, in 1713, daily variation was less than a minute, and by the late 19th century, marine chronometers were accurate to fractions of a second per day.

    Big Time: The British Pocket Watch

  • A visitor to the Clockmakers 'Museum in the Guildhall Library in the City of London could be forgiven for fixating on the oldest surviving self-winding watch, formerly carried by Czar Nicholas I, or for lingering over the plans and prototypes for the chronometers used to navigate the seas in the 18th century.

    Big Time: The British Pocket Watch

  • Jew who had been willing to equip the Mary Turner with two chronometers, but not with three; the Jew who had ratified the agreement of a sufficient supply to permit Daughtry his daily six quarts.


  • "Captain Doane, how much could we have bought extra chronometers for in San Francisco -- good second-hand ones, I mean?"


  • You said, 'Yes, sure'; and right away knew more about it than him when you wouldn't stand for buying three chronometers.


  • It fits fine amid exquisite examples of the horologist's craft in 'The Mastery of Time' Flammarion, 455 pages, $95, a lush collection that includes ancient sundials, ship's chronometers, room-size clocks with life-size automata, and dozens of the finest wrist and pocket watches ever devised.

    Unwinding Time

  • As the chronometers turned to 2000, humans braced against Y2K doomsday scenarios of rogue computers launching missiles, erasing bank accounts, causing jetliners to crash and generally sending humankind hurtling backward.

    A decade ends far differently from how it began


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